Netflix cancels Half Bad: The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself

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Half Bad: The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself has been axed by Netflix. Although the fantasy drama received critical acclaim upon release, with praise aimed at the chemistry between stars Jay Lycurgo and Emilien Vekemans, production company Imaginarium revealed that the streaming service aren’t moving forward with a second season. “Half Bad is a show we are incredibly proud of, which gained stellar reviews, along with a fiercely loyal global fanbase,” they wrote on Twitter. “While we are disappointed not to continue the story, we have loved working with such a talented cast and crew on bringing our beloved show to life.” Joe Barton, creator, confirmed that Netflix cancelled the series with the following tweet: “Very proud of it and really liked the people I got to make it with.

Sorry not to be able to finish the story…” Based on Sally Green’s novel, Half Bad: The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself follows the titular 16-year-old bastard Nathan Byrn (Jay Lycurgo), the illegitimate son of the world’s most dangerous witch whose birthright lands him smack dab in the middle of an ancient war within the witch community.

With the help of the rebellious Annalise (Nadia Parkes) and charismatic ‘bad boy’ Gabriel (Emilien Vekemans), Nathan embarks on a perilous journey to end the war and discover his true identity in the process.

The series also stars Isobel Jesper Jones, Karen Connell, Paul Ready, David Gyasi, Kerry Fox, Fehinti Balogun, Misia Butler, Liz White, Róisín Murphy, Tim Plester, Priya Kansara and Orla McDonagh.

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